You will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life, but it’s often the smallest and unexpected details that will make your day most memorable. Choose from this list of twenty unique wedding ideas to turn a great wedding into the most talked about, unforgettable wedding ever.
1. Wedding coasters
Print the couples name and date of the wedding with a ‘Please don’t take my drink, I’m dancing’ quote for guests to cover their glasses. At the end of the celebrations, the coasters make a unique wedding favor.
2. Encircled with love
At the marriage ceremony, change the seating style from formal straight rows and have the chairs set in a circular pattern around you. You’ll be more visible to all the guests. This makes for a more intimate affair and makes everyone feel more included.
3. Ribbon wands
Make Ribbon wands at your bachelorette party in any colour or to fit with your theme. Less messy than confetti, they can also be displayed as a unique feature.
4. Original Save-the-date and RSVP cards
Reflect you and your partner’s personalities in what you say on the card, it doesn’t need to be formal or in fancy script. These are people that you know, so have fun with your ideas.
5. Bride’s attendants keepsake
Have a unique personal message embroidered on a handkerchief or scarf.
6. Your bouquet’s not just for flowers
Carry something sentimental with your flowers, a photograph of a loved one or a piece of jewellery. It’s your choice if you keep this visible or discretely hidden.
7. Wedding piñata
Get your guests to write you a note with their ideas for your first anniversary and use these to fill your very own piñata to open a year on from your big day.
8. Balloon splash canvas
Fill balloons with paint, attach them to a canvas, give your guests some darts and get them to try and burst the balloons to create a spectacular, unique and memorable painting.
9. Musical table names
Give each table a song name or lyric. When that song plays everyone at that table has to get up and dance.
10. Something for the morning after
Create some fun but practical hangover kits to give away to guests as they leave.
11. Something that sparkles apart from the ring
A great idea for a wonderful photo opportunity is to give everyone a sparkler when it gets dark.
12. Creative lighting
Lighting can work especially well when used to transform a space from day to night. Create all kinds of effects with up-lighting and by projecting patterns, images or videos on blank walls.
13. Wedding Artists
From sketches, caricatures, to large scale oil paintings hire an artist before, during, or after your wedding and let them free with their ideas.
14. Guests as florists
If you are walking down the aisle alone, ask the guests at the ends of each row to hand you a flower and create your bouquet as you go.
15. Follow that balloon
If your guests will be walking from the ceremony venue to the reception venue give them each a helium balloon so they can follow each other and then join together for a group balloon release and unique photo opportunity.
16. Food glorious food
Why not create or get your caterer to come up with mini versions of your favourite meals as canapés like pizza or bacon and eggs. This will keep energy levels up when you’re dancing late into the night.
17. Say it with Lanterns
If you’re having an evening wedding, have your bridesmaids carry lanterns. Or feathers, fans, parasols or whatever ideas your theme.
Buotonnieres don’t last long. Use your theme to think of alternative buttonholes such as mini guitar buttons or s starfish if it’s a beach wedding.
19. Original song
If you have any family or friends who are musicians, ask them to write you a unique piece of music or create an arrangement of a song that’s important to you for when you walk down the aisle.
20. Four-legged friends
If your fur-baby has the temperament, have them walk you down the aisle.